Delegation of the European Union
to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

2nd EU-ASEAN Expert Dialogue on COVID-19 Vaccines

25/05/2021 - 12:52
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Experts from the EU and ASEAN reconvened on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 to exchange views, best practices and seek opportunities for further collaboration on combatting COVID-19.


On 25 May, EU and ASEAN experts discussed cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines. They discussed in particular the emergence of new variants, the scaling up of manufacturing capacity and the possibilities and challenges of vaccine roll-out.

As two leading regional organisations, the EU and ASEAN share a common interest in pursuing a multilateral approach to an affordable, fair and equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

H.E. Igor Driesmans, EU Ambassador to ASEAN said: “Today’s 2nd EU-ASEAN Expert Dialogue on COVID-19 Vaccines presents an opportunity to engage a unique mix of medical specialists, policy practitioners, and industry representatives from BioNTech. This is the latest example of the strong partnership which EU and ASEAN have forged since March 2020 to tackle the COVID-19 crisis”.

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